Champion the Use of Spirometry
June 14, 2012
What’s World Spirometry Day?
It’s a day to raise awareness of lung health and disease by promoting spirometry. Championed by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, World Spirometry Day is June 27. AARC is also an official supporter of the event.
Like its cousins World COPD Day and World Asthma Day, this lung health event will be featured around the world, and gives us all great opportunities for promoting and featuring to work of respiratory therapists in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease.
“WSD 2012 will launch on June 27 but testing will not be limited to this day alone. Participants are encouraged to capitalize on the Olympics and hold events in the run up to the games on July 27 and beyond,” says the World Spirometry Day website.
By using the Olympics as a launchpad, World COPD Day features several individuals they call “Lung Champions,” who have excelled in sports.
“Since World Spirometry Day is just the start of a summer-long focus on lung health and Olympic achievement, we encourage our members to use this as a media opportunity for respiratory therapists,” said Karen Stewart, AARC President.
AARC offers the following tips for you to break in to the media market in your town and showcase lung health and respiratory care.
Spirometry Facts and Figures
Courtesy of the World Spirometry Day website: